Node4, the cloud-led digital transformation Managed Services Provider (MSP), has been approved for the Crown Commercial Service’s Network Services 3 (NS3) framework, and named a supplier for the following Lots:
· Lot 1a: Inter site Connectivity (Wide Area Network) / Data Access Services
· Lot 2a: Intra site Connectivity (Local Area Network) / Local Connectivity Services
· Lot 4b: Digital Communication Services (Unified Communications)
· Lot 4c: Contact Centres
As an NS3 approved supplier, Node4 can drive modernisation and efficiencies in public sector organisations to enhance their network connectivity services, unified communications and contact centre solutions.
The NS3 framework is the flagship procurement vehicle that the UK government and public sector organisations use to obtain network solutions, communication services, connectivity to cloud-based data and applications, and emerging technologies. All suppliers featured on the framework are pre-vetted so that public sector organisations can be confident that they are buying from trusted and reliable providers. This accelerates the procurement process for the public sector whilst ensuring cost optimisation and a trusted partner to help guide them through cloud migration and digital transformation journeys.
In the last 18 months, Node4 has made several strategic acquisitions, including Tisski and risual, both of which have a strong public sector footprint. This combined with Node4’s heritage in providing organisations with applications and hybrid cloud services has helped secure Node4’s position as one of only 145 providers across the framework’s 12 Lots. This experience and capability can now more easily be translated to the UK public sector.
“Securing a place on NS3 is an amazing achievement. It allows Node4 to deliver expanded services to our existing public sector clients, while additionally delivering change that matters to the wider public sector through technology enabled outcomes,” commented Glenn Akester, Technology Director – Networks & Connectivity at Node4. “Node4 has a strong public sector heritage and deep knowledge of their unique challenges. NS3 will enable Node4 to help public sector organisations deliver change that matters to their staff and citizens.”